Downstairs living spacePond and Decks out back
Country retreat close to Gettysburg, Harrisburg
Country retreat close to Gettysburg, Harrisburg

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

2 baths

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

2 baths

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About this listing

We have tried to create a cozy home that is restful and welcoming. We love to host guests and travelers.


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $20
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

Come and stay with us at our restored barn that creates an amazing countryside oasis. Perfect if you are looking for a retreat or just need a comfy home base.

We have a centralized country location; 30 minutes from downtown Gettysburg, 30 minutes from Harrisburg, 30 minutes from downtown Carlisle. And Lancaster Co. (Amish country) and Hershey Park are an easy 45 min. drive away.

You get a private bedroom, with a queen sized bed. The rest of the house has 2 living room areas and two unique bathrooms. Of course, you can use the whole house, including the decks out back with hammocks and peaceful fish pond. There are family walking trails right down the road. We are a great place to get away for the weekend or a week's vacation.

We look forward to hosting you!!

Interaction with guests

We will be there to welcome you and give you a tour of the house. We love to spend time chatting if the traveler has time, but either way, we want it to feel like a homey place for you.

Getting around

You will need a car.

Other things to note

We love to help with suggestions if you are looking for good food for dinner before coming.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 11AM

We offer coffee and tea in the morning. Feel free to bring food and use the huge kitchen. We do ask that you take off your shoes at the door and before going upstairs on the white carpet. No food or drink upstairs.

We hope you enjoy your stay with us!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Elaine User Profile
January 2017
We shall measure all other places by this place.
Taryn User Profile
Response from Taryn:
Thanks! it was great to have you at our place.
January 2017

Meda User Profile
October 2016
We looked for accommodations very late in the day and were pleased and grateful that everything came together to make possible our stay in a lovely house/barn in in the country. What we appreciate even more was spending time with Helen.

Natalie User Profile
October 2016
It's definitely in the country and is artsy. A little further from Gettysburg than we had planned.

Kuang User Profile
September 2014
We really enjoyed our 3-day stay at the house, which is a piece of art by itself. We cooked meals in the big kitchen, spent some time at her little pond filled with water lilies, and enjoyed the comfy bed. Taryn's mom was very respectful and made us feel at home. I wish we stayed longer!

Bronwen User Profile
August 2014
Both of our hosts were away when we arrived, but Taryn was very responsive, immediately available by telephone and she walked us through the house perfectly. Her mother arrived the next day and we had a lovely interaction with her and she graciously made us feel at home in our shared space.

Christian User Profile
July 2014
I never actually met Taryn, but we talked by phone, and she gave us narrated tour. Taryn was AWESOME,,and her place was exactly as described and truly beautiful. We also enjoyed meeting her two other guest, that stayed in the other room, and have instantly become friends, and they live close by. Bravo to AirBNB on this amazing service, and many thanks for connecting us with Taryn!!!! Highly highly recommend Tarns Country Retreat, and all the many things to do in Gettysburg. We will definately be back. We spent 3 full days in Gettysburg, and could easily have spent another 3 days.

Mike User Profile
June 2014
Taryn and her mom are absolutely amazing people. Beautiful and peaceful country location close to Gettysburg. Highly recommended! :)

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Portland, Maine, United States · Joined in July 2010
Taryn User Profile

Outdoor adventure is my passion, as well as travel & exploring. I also love just being out in nature with my cutie dog, Haley. And exploring new cultures.

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